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31 May 2018 03:57

Kwibus wrote:Most human top 10 gt rider currently. I can't help myself being a fan of him.


You must love TJVG then even though he is no longer top 10. Maybe Tejay is more human than human............following Pinot and expecting him to get podiums reminds me of waiting for Cadel Evans to win a grand tour. The year he won in 2011 everyone was talking up a match race between Andy and Contador. Evans was not even on the radar after 2009 and 2010. I get the feeling that if Pinot is going to get another podium or even win one, it will be similar. No one will be talking about him and he will do something surprising. At least three separate times in the Giro I assumed Pinot was heading for the podium but it wasn't to be. See what next year brings. But this Giro will go down in history as having so many unexpected twists with the top 10 riders. Unusual to say the least especially in the third week.
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15 Jun 2018 13:22

Sorry folks. :(
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15 Jun 2018 14:49

It's an excellent opportunity for Pinot to ride the Vuelta - As long as he gets through the murito's he can achieve a good result, especially if he copes with the warmer weather.
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15 Jun 2018 15:13

Glad they've announced this. Now he can just focus on getting healthy.
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15 Jun 2018 15:48

Would have been useless to ride the TdF anyways for a pretty low chance of win from the break. On to La Vuelta, Worlds and Lombardia.
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Re: Thibaut Pinot discussion thread

15 Jun 2018 23:09

I'm popping a bottle of Cava tonight :) . I always disliked that Giro-Tour thing. Yes, I could smell the Prosecco, I'll pass on the best of all, the Champagne (but who knows...Romain?), Cava is fine :cool: .

Article in l'Equipe with a brutally honest Tibopino questioning himself more than anyone does here. Kwibus, yep, the kid is human. This DNF shattered him. He was two climbs away from having a great year and the rest is gravy, at age 28, looking forward to a '19 Tour campaign.

The Cuddles analogy, to some extend, yeah. I'll take a TdF win! TJVG in that discussion? Come on.

La Vuelta is not a perfect but a good design for Thibaut. Man!!! I can't wait!!! In the meantime, Bardet will (I hope) beat the crap of a very strong field in July. Vive La France!
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16 Jun 2018 02:36

Sensible decision about TdF - see ya at the Vuelta!
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16 Jun 2018 11:46

@Tonton

skip Prosecco and try Franciacorta instead .... mostly matches a low to mid-tier champagne (unfortunately with often a higher price tag) ...
but of course, nothing compares to a Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc from Mesnil (or the neighbouring villages) or a Pinot based Grand Cru from Montagne de Reims ....
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16 Jun 2018 21:37

loge1884 wrote:@Tonton

skip Prosecco and try Franciacorta instead .... mostly matches a low to mid-tier champagne


And of course the name is perfect for the recent events in Tibo's career :D
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16 Jun 2018 22:57

GuyIncognito wrote:
loge1884 wrote:@Tonton

skip Prosecco and try Franciacorta instead .... mostly matches a low to mid-tier champagne


And of course the name is perfect for the recent events in Tibo's career :D

:D

Good for Thibaut, and for l'Equipe TV, which will surely broadcast La Vuelta and cash in big time like they have done the past two years with Il Giro. Good for the French fans who can have their chouchous competing in three and not just one GT. And good for El Tipobino. He will Horner that one, guaranteed :D .
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26 Jun 2018 21:39

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26 Jun 2018 21:42

:lol: That french Tour winner Brailsford has been promising us is going to happen after all
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27 Jun 2018 04:40

No surprise if Pinot changes teams as he may want the pressure of riding for a Non-French team - And of course he can ride a more suitable calendar.
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27 Jun 2018 04:49

hazaran wrote::lol: That french Tour winner Brailsford has been promising us is going to happen after all


From Sky's point of view, it'll be a lot of good PR for little outlay - where's the UCI president from again?
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27 Jun 2018 06:53

Will be nice to have Pinot as a part of Froome's train.
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27 Jun 2018 09:01

yaco wrote:No surprise if Pinot changes teams as he may want the pressure of riding for a Non-French team - And of course he can ride a more suitable calendar.

If Pinot goes to Sky he’ be used solely as a domestique for Froome. They will want value for their money, and one less contender for Froome and Thomas. Just like Landa, Kwiatkowski, Nieve, Porte, Henao etc.
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27 Jun 2018 09:07

Look at the bright side, he could learn to TT properly?
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Re: Thibaut Pinot discussion thread

27 Jun 2018 10:42

Pinot needs to be flexible with wages if he wants a suitabke calendar. Thinking EF or Katusha could be a good fit or even Lotto Soudal.
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27 Jun 2018 10:47

silvergrenade wrote:Will be nice to have Pinot as a part of Froome's train.


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